Cayman’s top golfers are vying for team selection again at the North Sound Golf Club this weekend and for Samantha Widmer – Cayman’s finest female player – even if she has the best round, there is no certainty she will be selected.
Widmer won a bronze medal at the last Island Games in Bermuda two years ago, but she did not play the compulsory round at Blue Tip in January and so cannot qualify by right.
Under certain circumstances. the committee has the discretion to select players who have not met the qualifying criteria.
The qualifier on Saturday is for teams for the Caribbean Open and the Island Games and this round is the final of the four qualifiers for the Island Games teams in Jersey in June.
The two best scores from the three rounds at North Sound and the one held at the Blue Tip course will determine selection.
The teams to represent Cayman at the Island Games will be confirmed by the committee next week. Up to four men and four women will be selected for competition at the La Moye and Royal Jersey Golf Clubs.
The leading males in the Island Games qualifiers are Tracy Moore, Michael Wight, Brian Ross and Joel Dodson.
Isabel Mendes, Nitti Howe and Siobhan Ribbins are the sole female qualifiers so far.
Wight was the best male performer at the last Island Games, finishing joint fourth, missing out on a bronze medal by one stroke after scoring 302 over four rounds. Ross was joint tenth.
The men’s team was fifth at the last Island Games and the women’s team fourth.